Kenmore 50023 refrigerator

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Summary: This 25.4 cu.-ft. side-by-side Kenmore 50023 refrigerator has
  • an external water dispenser
  • spillproof shelves
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About - Kenmore 50023

The Kenmore 50023 is part of the refrigerator test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, side by side refrigerator models like the 50023 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.

Temperature performance:
This combines results of tests measuring the accuracy of initial temperature settings along with how well a model 1) kept optimum temperatures in the refrigerator and freezer at the same time; 2) kept temperatures even throughout each compartment; 3) kept temperatures constant despite changes in room temperatures; and 4) maintained set temperatures even with very high room temperatures.

Energy efficiency:
This reflects electricity consumption (based on our tests) per cubic foot of measured usable storage space. For example, two refrigerators with the same energy cost per year may have different energy efficiencies -- the unit with more storage space being more efficient.

Noise level was measured when the compressor started up and during steady running. Subjective judgments by a panel of listeners supplemented our noise-meter readings.
About This Brand

Kenmore offers a number of lines, including Kenmore Elite and Kenmore Elite Trio. Kenmore will be offering more products with LED lights and integrated dispensers on its high-end models.

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Features & Specs - Kenmore 50023
info Claimed capacity (cu. ft.) 25.4
info Cabinet-depth model No
info Water dispenser External
info Stainless/SS-look option Yes
info Energy cost/yr. ($) 60
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User Reviews - Kenmore 50023
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Bad Refrigerator Period
Attractive Design
Looks nice
Bad Ice Maker
Best Uses
Bought in late January By mid April had stopped working. Wheel adjuster was missing and had to be order right out of the box. Ice maker makes a mess no matter how you hold the glass. Thermostat quit less than three months old, lost all food. As I am talking to store manager, another individual says they have had the same model worked on (seven times).<br />Lost all confidence in this refrigerator.
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Ice Storm
Bad Ice Despenser
Flimsy Shelves
Best Uses
Ice dispenser deposits as much ice on the floor as<br />it does in the glass. The ice comes out too fast<br />and then the ice will clog in the shoot and you<br />have to manually clear the ice door or you will<br />have water on the floor when the ice melts.<br />I am in the process of returning this model and<br />buying another model.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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